Victims’ identities in deadly I-65 accident released


PRICHARD, Ala. (WALA) – The Prichard Police Department has identified the two people who were killed in the Tuesday, August 12 motorcycle accident.

Officials said they are 56-year-old Ricky Cochran and his wife, 50-year-old Kimberly Cochran. The couple was from Irvington.

Police said the couple was traveling west on I-165 onto the southbound I-65 entrance ramp when the driver, Ricky, apparently lost control of the motorcycle and hit the concrete guardrail. Officials said both riders were ejected from the motorcycle and went over the guardrail.

Authorities said they landed in the southbound lanes of I-65. Both riders were apparently dead at the scene.

The investigation into the accident indicates that the cause of the accident was weather related.

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